Sleepy Driver Strikes Electronic Construction Zone Sign

Sleepy Driver Strikes Electronic Construction Zone Sign


This afternoon at 12:29, Indiana State Police and Terre Haute City Fire/Rescue/Paramedic units responded to a one-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the eight mile marker. 

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound 2014 Subaru, driven by 29-year-old Devin R. Snyder of Jackson, New Jersey, failed to slow or merge at the entrance to the construction zone and struck an electronic sign indicating traffic was merging to one lane. 

Snyder was transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital on suspicion of a fractured wrist and abdominal pain. Driver fatigue is believed to have been a contributing factor in this crash. Snyder was cited for Failure to Yield to a Traffic Control Device. 

The crash was investigated by ISP Detective Michael Featherling. Assisting were ISP Master Trooper Jason Owen and the city of Terre Haute Fire/Rescue/Paramedic units. 

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